”Attaining and Retaining Millennials”

The Woburn Chamber of Commerce hosts bimonthly, content based lunches. Our January Lunch and Learn will present a panel discussion on “Attaining and Retaining Millenials”.

Where: Crowne Plaza, 15 Middlesex Canal Park Road
When: January 31st, from 12 to 1:15

Program description

Within the next decade, Millennials are on track to account for over half of the U.S. workforce. The problem that exists is Human Resource Directors and Talent Managers are having a difficult time attaining and retaining millennials in the work force. This presentation will not only discuss the currently accepted “best practices” in that pursuit, but also whether there is solid research to support these techniques and offerings. It will explore the questions: what do companies really know and what needs to be done to improve their understanding of millennial motivations?

It is what we don’t know and should know about this generation to proactively attain and retain in the workplace.

Tad Mayer is a career coach, trainer, and speaker, as well as an executive coach. He empowers professionals to advance and has co-authored the forthcoming book Own the Job Hunt.

Jack Ferren  is Vice President and Business Development Officer at Reading Cooperative Bank. He is an adjunct Professor at Rivier University and finishing his second year in the Doctoral Program:  Education and Leadership. Jack recently completed a Literature review “Attrition and Retention of Millennials in the Workplace” which he hopes to publish soon. The Literature Review is the foundation of his research and Dissertation


Let us help you make a great first impression with our Welcome Totes
We are excited to announce the launch of our “Welcome Tote” program. A simple and affordable way for our members to Welcome new businesses to the area and to the Association.

Everyone loves getting a gift! Our Welcome Totes take the tradition of welcoming a new neighbor with a plate of cookies to a whole new level. The Woburn Chamber of Commerce will hand deliver 350 sturdy, reusable canvas bags to our new members and to new businesses in the Woburn area in 2018.The totes will be filled with useful promotional items, gifts, discount offers and invitations from our members. What a clever way to make a great first impression and be remembered. Want to make an even bigger impression? Why not deliver a bag yourself?! As a member you are eligible to hand deliver a Welcome Tote on behalf of the Association and yourself.

What We Provide

  • 350 sturdy and reusable canvas totes printed with bag sponsor logos on both sides
  • Fill each of the totes with promotional items
  • Convenient drop off for items as well as pick up for Welcome Totes
  • Hand Delivery to our new members and to new businesses in the Woburn area

How it Works

  • Must provide 350 items to be inserted in the bags (may be provided incrementally). All items must be approved before delivery.
  • A one time Insertion Fee of $75 is required.
  • Participants must be current members of the Woburn Chamber of Commerce.

Bag Sponsorship

  • Bag sponsorships are now sold out.
  • Your logo printed on one side of each of the 350 bags and shared with one other business, $600.00.
  • To be the solo logo on one side of the bags, the sponsorship cost is $1,100.00.
  • Contact the office ASAP if you wish to be included as a bag sponsor!

Gift Ideas

  • We are looking for promotional gifts, discounts, personal notes and invitations. Get creative!
  • Consider offering a small gift for visiting your business or meeting for a consult. For example, construction or real estate could give a personalized tape measure or small gift card to a hardware store.
  • A personal note introducing yourself and your business. Invite them to a networking event or out for coffee.
  • A pad of sticky notes attached to a customized list of reasons to remember your business.
  • We are partnering with Sophwell to offer assistance with ideas, design and execution. Please contact Jamie Bradley at jamie@sophwell.com or the Woburn Chamber of Commerce office for more information, (781) 935-0345.

Print and Mail the Welcome Tote Registration Form or Register online through the form below:

  • Price: $75.00
  • American Express
  • $0.00

[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” We need your help designing our Mentor Program

The Woburn Chamber of Commerce will begin piloting a Mentor Program in the spring of 2018. The Woburn Chamber of Commerce Mentor Program will be a three month collaboration linking professionals with three to seven years within their field to more seasoned professionals. The goals of the program are to form supportive relationships, apply program materials, and acquire tools to grow within their companies. Please help us design the program by sharing you input by completing our SURVEY.

The survey is very short and will take just a few minutes. Thank you in advance for completing this survey!


Please consider if you are a good candidate to be a part of the program. We are seeking professionals who have been in their field for three to seven years to link with more seasoned professionals. Please add your contact information in the survey if you would like to be considered for participation in the program.


Join us at Polcari’s

Kick off the New Year with some new connections! The Woburn Chamber of Commerce, the Stoneham Chamber and the North Suburban Chamber invite you to join us at our After Hours Mixer on January 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Polcari’s in Woburn.

Enjoy delicious authentic Italian favorites while meeting lots of local professionals. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and remember to drop one in our business card raffle!

A cash bar will be available.